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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175302210001"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery FOR THE CITY of LONDON; And also the Goal Delivery for the County of MIDDLESEX, HELD AT JUSTICE-HALL in the OLD-BAILEY, On Wednesday the 21st, Thursday the 22d, Friday the 23d, Saturday the 24th, and Monday the 26th of February,
<p>In the 26th Year of His MAJESTY's Reign, BEING THE Third SESSIONS in the MAYORALTY of the Right Honble Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. LORD-MAYOR of the CITY of LONDON.</p>
<p>NUMBER III.</p>
<p>Printed, and sold by M. COOPER, at the Globe in Pater-noster Row. 1753.</p>
<p>[Price Four-Pence.]</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175302210002"/>THE PROCEEDINGS ON THE</p>
<p>King's Commissions of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal Delivery held for the City of London, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir CRISP GASCOYNE, Knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of London, the Hon. Mr. Justice WRIGHT *, the Honourable Mr. Justice GUNDREY +, the Hon. Mr. BARON ADAMS ||, WILLIAM MORETON ++, Esq; Recorder, and others of His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Goal-Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.</p>
<p>N. B. * + || ++ direct to the Judge before whom the Prisoner was tried. L. M. by which Jury. </p>
<p>London Jury. </p>
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<p>Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>98. (L.)
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<persName id="t17530221-1-person30"> Mary Miller
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<interp inst="t17530221-1-person30" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . My husband's name is Thomas, I went to Mr. Morton's house in Lad-Lane, about a fortnight ago, and my clogs which I had pulled off a little time, were taken way; I did not see them taken, but they were brought back. (Produced in court;) they are my property.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-1-person31"> Mary Parrock
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<interp inst="t17530221-1-person31" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live servant with Mr. Morton, about a fortnight ago, I don't know the day of the month, I was informed a woman had taken a tub out of our cellar; I followed her, she was got near Cheapside, and found it was the prisoner; shehad got a washing tub the property of Mr. Morton, and the clogs here produced.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I had been at work, and a woman bid me take those things, saying, they belonged to her, she was to give me 2 d. to carry them to Alderman-bury ; she went away, I never saw her since.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175302210003"/>Q. to M. Parrock. Did she say, a woman told her they were her things when she was taken?</p>
<p>M. Parrock. No, my lord, she did not.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>99, 100. (M.)
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<p>103, 104. (M)
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person49" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I am wife to the prosecutor, there was money in this box under our bed, I don't know how much, I saw it on the Monday, and missed it on the Friday following ; I had missed my cloak and apron on the Saturday before; the prisoner was then very much in liquor upon the bed; a neighbour came and told me she had paid him twenty shillings, and also paid another person another debt; we took her up and took her before the justice, we found by searching the room, in an old stocking, thirty two guineas, two thirty-six shilling pieces, and 8 crowns, and one half crown loose; we went to the justice and said we had found some money, the prisoner said if we had we must carry it there, for she knew of none; I found my cloak in her wash tub, in a was house where she and I used to wash.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person50" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am the constable, I took the prisoner before justice Fielding, she was search'd, and twenty-six shillings and some of the halfpence found in her pocket; then I went by the justice's order to search her room; and there I found on the floor amongst some coals, twenty-three guineas, two thirty six shillings pieces, eight crowns, and one half crown.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-4-person51"> John Martin
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person51" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner sent for me the Morning she was taken up, and gave me five Guineas in order to pay the prosecutor his rent; he not being at home, I returned it again, for her to take care of till he came home.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-4-person52"> Daniel Davis
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person52" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know nothing of this affair, only I am told, she said, she borrow'd the money of me, but I never lent her any.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-4-person53"> Martha Taylor
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person53" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I was at the searching the room; and saw the constable take the money mention'd, out of the coal-hole, near the chimney.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person54" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I saw the prosecutor's wife, take the cloak out of the prisoner's washing tub .</p>
<persName id="t17530221-4-person55"> John Gibson
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<interp inst="t17530221-4-person55" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner paid me a debt of 15 s. 4 d. on the 9th of this month.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the box, or a single half-penny of the money; I did not know he was worth so much money, I have no witness, I did not care to trouble my friends about such a frivilous affair as it is, if ever the money was found in my house, they brought it there, I had no such money.</p>
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<p>(Produced in court and deposed to)</p>
<p>Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Rawlins. No, not to my knowledge.</p>
<p>Prisoner's defence.</p>
<p>I have been under the character of an honest man, I never did any thing to prejudice mankind in my life, I was coming through the change to see for a wine merchant, the gentleman's handkerchief was hanging out of his pocket, and by the pressing of the croud, the handkerchief came upon my arm, so I took it in my hand; and the gentleman came and took hold on me.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-6-person65" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Last Thursday night, I received a guinea wages of Mrs. Dabbs, my mistress, I had changed the guinea at the Rose, in Rose-court; and put 20 s. into my handkerchief, going by Bishop's-gate church I met the prisoner; I ask'd her if she could tell me of a lodging; she said she could not just then, but if I would go and give her a dram, she would consider and tell me; I went and gave her a dram; I don't know the house, it was betwixt nine and ten o'clock at night. After that she asked me to go with her to Pump Court in Gravel-lane, where she lodged, so I went with her; when we came into the court she asked for another dram, and I told her I had rather give her a shilling to buy a breakfast in the morning; she had a desire for a dram, so I went with her to the Ship in Gravel-lane, and gave her one there. Before I went in I had my money in my pocket in a handkerchief and my hand in my pocket also; going to put my hand into my pocket in the house, she said, you have halfpence in the other pocket; she saw me change sixpence for a dram; then I paid for it, and we went into
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<p>Q. What sort of a dress had she when she pick'd your pocket?</p>
<p>E. Hunter. She had a sort of a jacket, a black hat, and a blue cloak. When she was taken she had on a blue flowered gown and a camblet one upon that. This was a little above half an hour after I had lost my money. She was taken to the watch-house. Before she was taken from the alehouse the landlady of the Ship came and said she could swear that was the woman that I treated with a dram at the bar at her house. I was ordered to strip her at the watch-house, so I took her pocket off and there were 13 s. 6 d. in it. I was in nobody's company but her's till I found the money was gone.</p>
<p>Q. How came you to go with a woman you never saw before to a lodging?</p>
<p>E. Hunter. Because I had no acquaintance at that end of the town.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-6-person67" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came to our house last Thursday night, and had each of them a dram. I had never seen E. Hunter before, it was a little after nine. E. Hunter went to seel in her right hand pocket. and the other said, you have money in the other pocket; then she took the halfpence and laid them down, I took a penny of it, and the prisoner returned a halfpenny to E. Hunter. About a quarter of an hour after that E. Hunter came again, and asked me if I knew the person that had a dram there with her; I said I did by sight, and that I had seen her before; then she told me she had robbed her of 20 s. tied up in a handkerchief, and that it was all she had; then I desired my servant to go out and see if he could find her; he returned and said he could not find her; then my husband and my brother came in, and they went with E. Hunter to see the place where she had left her, they found her at the Angel, at the bottom of Deoonshire steps by the square; then my husband sent for me, so I went, and knew the woman to be the same that was at my house with E. Hunter. Then the watch was charged with her. When she was at my house she had an old blue cloak on, and when she was at the alehouse she had a linnen bed gown on under that she has on now.</p>
<p>Q. How often had you seen her before?</p>
<p>E. Torrent. I can't say how often I had seen her; I had never seen the prosecutrix before.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-6-person68" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable. The prisoner was brought to me last Thursday night, and E. Hunter came with her, she charged her with stealing 20 s. and a handkerchief out of her pocket. I asked the prisoner how she came by that money, and she said she dealt in the street, but could not say in what, or with whom; she said the money was her own. I found 13 s. 6 d. in her pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-6-person69" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Last Thursday night I paid the prosecutrix a guinea about eight o'clock; she left my service then. I keep the Three Tons, Bishopsgate-street, she was
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I never saw the woman days of my breath, and am as innocent of what I am charged with as the child in its mother's womb.</p>
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<p>108. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17530221-7-person73" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the third of February I was going from the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-7-off31 t17530221-7-crimeloc34"/>, there were two ladies, I went to give them the wall that they might pass by, I turned my coat aside, I felt something at my pocket, I took hold of the prisoner's hand, at the same time there were two women with him, who tried to catch at his pocket; then I shifted him out of my right hand into my left, and with my stick kept the women off; then I went to pull him into the Helmet alehouse, and saw him drop something, which was taken up. and appeared to be my handkerchief, and another which I have here. (Both produced in court, and one of them deposed to, marked N. S.) The person that took them up is the next evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-7-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw the prisoner drop these two handkerchiefs down at the Helmet in Bishopsgate street, I took them up, and the prosecutor owned to the silk one. Mr. Shepherd had hold on the prisoner at the same time.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was coming along and the gentleman took hold on me, and said I had picked his pocket of a handkerchief; he said there was no name upon his handkerchief.</p>
<p>Shepherd. I never said so; I said to the last witness mine is a brown handkerchief, and there is N. S. upon it before he shewed it me.</p>
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<persName id="t17530221-8-person80"> James Islewood
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<interp inst="t17530221-8-person80" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I had used this copper funnel on Saturday the 20th, and left it in the shop window at night, and on the 22d the prisoner and the funnel were brought to my shop. It is my brother Thomas's and my property.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-8-person81"> William Etheridge
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<interp inst="t17530221-8-person81" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a chimney-sweeper. I was at the White Hind alehouse in Bishopsgate-street last Monday morning was a month, there were the prisoner and two others, who had a sack with this funnel in it. I wanted to see what was in the sack. As they were swearing and making a dispute, saying, they would go and sell the funnel, I asked him what he had in the sack; he said nothing but bread and cheese. I saw the prisoner take it out and hide it under the bench; I took it up and secured him.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175302210006"/> He first said he would give it me if I would let him go; then he went with me and shewed me the prosecutor's house, and said he took it from thence. I never saw the prisoner before as I remember.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>He said if I would tell him where I had it he'd let me go; I said I knew nothing of it ; a man in the street said he had seen me in Fore Street, so he took me there.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>110. (M.)
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person84" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner and I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-9-victim83 t17530221-9-viclabel43"/>. At night; on the 7th of Feb. I left my saw hanging on a pad in the shop, when I went the next morning it was missing, the prisoner was the last in the shop; he was taken up and brought before a justice, he was charged with taking it, which he confessed, and that he took it away on the Wednesday. I went as directed by him, and found it.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-9-person85"> Jacob Harvey
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person85" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable . The prosecutor got a warrant from justice Chamberlain and brought it to me. I took the prisoner up, and asked him how he came to be guilty of robbing his shopmate of a saw; he said he bought it of a woman in Moor-fields, I think. I took him before the justice the next morning; then the prosecutor had found the man to whom he had sold the saw ; we went to that man (
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person86" type="given" value="Thomas"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-9-person86" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> ) who owned he bought it, and produced it. (Produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutor.) Before we went before the justice he said, if I must tell the truth, I really did take the saw, and before the justice he confessed the same.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-9-person87"> Thomas Daniel
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person87" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I bought this saw of the prisoner at the bar, and paid him for it on Saturday the 10th of this month between eleven and twelve o'clock. I gave him four shillings for it and a full pot of beer.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I bought that saw of a woman in Chiswell-street, she was a stranger to me; she said her husband was very bad in bed, and she sold it out of necessity.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person88" type="given" value="Philip"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-9-person88" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I know him to be a very honest (as far as I have heard or known) young fellow: he worked for me five months and upwards; I have known him above 12 years.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person89" type="given" value="William"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-9-person89" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ten years. As far as ever I knew or saw he is a very honest man.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-9-person90"> John Cover
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person90" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-9-person90" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him about eight years, we were fellow-apprentices together, and I never knew any thing dishonest of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-9-person91" type="given" value="Richard"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-9-person91" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known him ten years, and live in the same neighbourhood, but never knew any dishonesty by him.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>111. (M)
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-10-victim95 t17530221-10-viclabel49"/> last Dec. I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-10-defend93 t17530221-10-deflabel51"/>) I staid at a gate belonging to a field till he had done; he came to me; then he went into an alehouse with two or three more, two of them were bricklayers, who had mortar and stuff; I still staid at the gate; he came out, so he and I went cross the fields, which come out to
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175302210007"/> of the razor along my throat, and said, we cut them so at our house when we shave them; then I ran to the gate just by the Haycock (I bled much) and he ran after me; I went to hollow out to a man or woman which I saw, I know not which, in a field where were two horses, but nobody came to me; then he put his thumb on one side my mouth and finger on the other, to prevent my calling out; then he laid me on the back of the haycock, and pulled hay out of the haycock, and covered me over and bid me lie there till he came back from Holloway, and he'd go and borrow me a crown or six shillings, and bid me say it was somebody else; I told him I would for fear he should do any thing else to me; then he went away. A little while after I heard some drovers coming along; so I got up and told them; then they went after the prisoner and took him. I was not along with them; I was sent to the hospital with my wound.</p>
<p>Q. How do you know they took him?</p>
<p>Dennis. Because when Dr. Coleman was going to sew my wound up he shewed a large scar on his throat; the people came and said he was taken. I carried my money home, which was 7 s. 8 d. farthing.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I was out of my senses at that time, I don't know what I did.</p>
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<note>[Transportation. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went up there for some hoop-sticks and found this sugar tied up in an apron. They met me in the passage, so I went up and shewed them the hogshead it was taken from.</p>
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<p>115. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17530221-13-person116" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I send my hemp to the London workhouse to be beaten, and my servant for it at times as I want it. The prisoner worked as
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-13-defend113 t17530221-13-deflabel69"/> with me. I sent my apprentice, on the 3 d of this month, for a 100 lb. weight, and he returned and told me that the prisoner had been and fetched away 100 lb. weight that afternoon; upon which I took up the prisoner, as I did not send him there for any, and afterwards I found a 100 lb. of hemp, which the prisoner had sold, but I can't swear to it as my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-13-person117" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the London workhouse. The prisoner came to me on the 3d of this month for a 100 lb. weight of his master's hemp, and knowing he worked there, I let him have it, so he took it away .</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-13-person118" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner brought a 100 lb. of hemp to me, and I bought it of him, and paid him a guinea for it.</p>
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<p>116. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17530221-14-person122" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the corner of the alley near Bouker's Gardens, and was in my shop, and heard the cry, stop thief! there I saw the man without a hat, and asked what was the matter; he said, thief take my hat, and is gone through there; I went and found the prisoner with the hat under his coat; when we stopt him he said, I know Mr. Dias.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-14-person123"> Samuel Cole
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<interp inst="t17530221-14-person123" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I saw an old gentleman without his hat, but can't tell the day, it was six o'clock at night, it was Mr. Dias Fanandus (I knew him before) he was making water against a wall, and I was walking along Leadenhall street; the prisoner ran up Sugar-Loof Court with the hat; the old gentleman called out, stop thief! the prisoner was taken presently after, and I saw a hat taken from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-14-person124" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was shutting up my shop, and heard the cry, stop thief! I saw some men run across the way, and come back again in less than a minute's time; I was sent for away, but returned again presently ; then there was a gentleman in black without a hat; the prisoner had a hat in his hand, but the prosecutor would not say it was his.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I went to Crutched Friers, and going along found that hat, so those fellows ran after me, took me, pulled me about, and said I stole it.</p>
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<p>117. (L.)
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person142" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and I. and brought in a bundle in a brownish bag, and said he had found it in Newgate-Market, and that it was linnen; he opened it, and there were silk stockings and some pieces of silk.</p>
<p>Q. Did you believe he found them?</p>
<p>E. Moor. I believed he did not.</p>
<p>Q. Do you believe now he did not?</p>
<p>E. Moor. I believe he found them; he said if we would go and sell them he'd give us all above a shilling a pair that we sold, so we took four pair and pawned one pair in Bride-lane for 2 s. 6 d. I don't know the man's name; then we went upon Snow Hill to pawn a pair, and the pawnbroker asked
<persName id="t17530221-16-person143"> Mary Clark
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person143" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> where she got them; she said her mother gave them her, and that they were her wedding stockings; he stopped them. From thence we went into Field-lane, to Mrs. Ridge, and she bought the other two pair for three shillings; we asked her half a crown a pair; I never knew her before, she trades in women's cloaths. Then we went to Mrs. Pearce who lives two or three doors from the other, and asked her if she would buy any silk stockings, and she desired to see them, so we went to our room and fetched 4 pair, which she bought of us at 2 s. a pair; we asked her three; as we went out of her shop Mrs. Ridge called us to her, and asked us if we had any more stockings to sell, and said if we would bring them she would buy them; so we went with some, and she was to give us a shilling a pair; then we went and fetched more; we carried at the last time 14 pair; in the whole we carried 40 pair; she paid us 6 s. and was to give us 32 or 13 s. more.
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<persName id="t17530221-16-person145"> Michael Haws
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person145" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> came to my room about half an hour after five in the morning, and said he had found a bag of linnen, he opened the parcel, and they were stockings; he wanted my wife, the other witness, and
<persName id="t17530221-16-person146"> Mary Clark
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person146" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , to go and sell them; I said they should not, and put him out of the house; then I went to work My wife told me that he came again after that, and the other prisoners went and sold them, but I saw nothing of it. The prisoner (Haws) lodges in the house I do.</p>
<p>Q. from Haws. Did I go out of the house that morning ?</p>
<p>Moor. He did.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person147"> Elizabeth Newel
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person147" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I bought these pair of stockings of the boy at the bar for a shilling .</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person148" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the first of this month there came a parcel up by the Towcester waggon, which unloads every Thursday morning about four or five o'clock in Newgate-Market; the bag was in the bill of lading, and the bag was missing after it was unloaded, it was directed to Mr. John Hookham in liread street . After I had an answer to a letter that I sent into the country about it, I advertised it 3 guineas reward twice, and at another time 10. The first information I had was from one Mr. Price, who had stopped one pair of them. The boy was taken up, and I was present when he owned that he took this bag of stockings from under the waggon, and he said there was a bag of halfpence which he could not carry, or he had taken them (there was a bag at that time with 3 l. 10 s. in halfpence in it) he said he carried it to the house of Moor, and opened them, and burned two pocket books that he took out of the parcel, and had an apron made of the cloth they were in. I saw that.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person149" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have several workmen that make stockings for me in Northamptonshire. I received a letter from John Shepherd of Hertford to let me know he had sent me 71 pair of silk hose . and four pieces of silk for breeches by the Towcester waggon, which never came to hand. On the 6th of February I saw an advertisement from Mr. Price on Snow hill, of a pair of silk hose that he had stopped; I went there, and saw a pair of crimson silk stockings that he had stopped, and said they were brought to his house by
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person150" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , and they appeared to be mine. On the 13th of Feb. there was an advertisement of two pair that had been stopped at Mr. Brown's on Snow-hill. I went and found them to be two pair that came from two of my workmen that I had the general account of, (for these in the parcel were from several workmen) which I know by the clocks and colour. I have seen of them 42 in one parcel, and 24 in another, besides this pair which
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<p>Q. What is the value of the whole?</p>
<p>Hookham . They are worth 46 l. there are different prices to there .</p>
<p>Q. What are the best worth a pair ?</p>
<p>Hookham . They are worth 15 s. a pair .</p>
<p>Q. What is the lowest value ?</p>
<p>Hookham . None under 9 s. a pair .</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean the real value, or the selling price?</p>
<p>Hookham. I mean the real value. I heard Haws say the apron he had on was made of the outside wrapper or bag; and I heard Mary Ridge own she had lodged some stockings in a place in Shoemaker Row, and that they were carried away from thence to a place in Bishopsgate street. The whole that were found upon her, and by her directions, were 42 pair, and two pieces of silk for breeches .</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person153" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> brought a parcel of stockings to my house . and asked me to let her leave them there, I think it was on Saturday last was 7 nights, but don't know how many there were in the bundle. After that, I was necessitated for a little money, so I opened them and took two pair out, thinking I might make free with them as they were in my house, so I carried them to pawn for 10 s. This was on the Monday after she brought them; I carried them upon Snow-hill to a pawnbroker, but don't know the man's name. They told me there were some stockings advertised, and they suspected them to be stolen ; then I told them my name and place
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person154" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and told her I had been to pawn two pair, and they were stopped on Snow-hill, and I seared they were stolen, so said they should be no longer in my house; she followed me home, and said she had seen the persons whom she had bought them of, and told them of these two pair stopped, and about their being advertised; that they laughed at her; and said they were not the stockings that were advertised; she took them away.</p>
<p>Q. When she first brought them, did she give any reason why she desired they might be left there ?</p>
<p>C. Taylor. She said there were some stockings advertised, and she did not know whether they were them. I answered, then she had better carry them to the principal owner and get the reward; the answered, there were but three guineas reward, and that money was not sufficient to destay what she had given for them, so she would not carry them home, as they were advertised supposed to be dropped.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person155"> Anne Masters
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person155" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live with Mr. Brown on Snow-hill, he is a pawnbroker. Catharine Taylor brought two pair of silk stockings to me to pawn on the 12th of this instant; I asked her how she came by them ; she said she bought them for her husband's and her own use in Chick Lane last summer, and that she gave 16 s. a pair for them ; I asked her where she lived; she said in Field Lane, and kept a cloaths shop ; I told her there had been some stockings advertised, and it was not improbable but these might be part of them, but I would look into the advertisement and send for the persons, and if they were not part of them, then she should have them safe again; she seemed to be in a great hurry to be gone, and said she had left her shop alone, so she went away and came no more. Then I advertised them (the stockings produced in court) I found she lived where she said, and I directed the prosecutor to her.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of them ?</p>
<p>A. Masters. They are worth about 14 or 15 s. per pair.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person156"> Christopher James
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person156" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am constable, and received these two pair of stockings of Mr. Harrison, the pawnbroker's servant. After that, I received 40 pair more of Mrs. Horrocks in Dunnings Alley, Bishopsgate street, who said in my hearing, before my lord mayor, that
<persName id="t17530221-16-person157"> Mary Ridge
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<persName id="t17530221-16-person158"> Elizabeth Pearce
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person158" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , who said just before we came there, if I'd go along with her she would take me to the place where the stockings were, so I and one Brebrook went with her to a stone-cutter's shop in Shoe-lane, his name is Pratt, and she brought me out 24 pair and two pieces for breeches.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person159"> Joseph Emmery
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person159" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I made nine pair of these stockings here produced out of the parcel found at the stone-cutter's house, and sent them up amongst others on the 30th of Jan. last by the Towcester waggon .</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person160"> Benjamin Bunn
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person160" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Price on Snow-hill, and received one pair of stockings of the evidence (
<persName id="t17530221-16-person161"> Elizabeth Moor
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person161" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-16-person161" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) and the prisoner (Clark) on the first of Feb. I asked Moor whose they were, and she said they were her own, she wanted to borrow half a crown on them, she said her mother gave them her, and that she lived at Puddle Dock . Moor said I need not be afraid of taking them in, for they were Clark's wedding-stockings; I then asked Clark if she had ever wore them, and she said she had, but seeing they had neither been wore nor pressed, stopped them till she brought somebody to testify they were her property, but she not coming I advertised them ; then the prosecutor came and owned them.</p>
<p>Haws's Defence.</p>
<p>I found the stockings in the street, one end of which comes out into Newgate-street and the other upon Ludgate hill.</p>
<p>Clark's Defence.</p>
<p>Haws brought them to
<persName id="t17530221-16-person162"> Elizabeth Moor
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person162" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> 's house, He lodged there ; she asked me to go with her to sell them, so I did, and we pawned a pair, and at another house we had a pair stopped. Haws told us what we made above a shilling a pair we should have.</p>
<p>Ridge's Defence.</p>
<p>On the first of this month
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<p>Pearce's Defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person165" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> came one Monday morning, and if I would buy some stockings; she had pair, and asked me 12 s. for them; at night she came again and brought 20 pair, and asked me to buy them; I asked her how she came by them, and she said they were found, but I would not buy them; she desired me to lend her some money upon them, and said she would fetch them away as soon as she could. When I heard of the advertisement I was affrighted, and carried them to an acquaintance's house, and desired they might be left there .</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person166"> Mary Ridge
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<persName id="t17530221-16-person167"> Charles Chapeman
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person167" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known Mrs. Ridge about eight years, she was servant to me several years, her general character was extremely good, I have trusted her with a great deal, and never heard any thing amiss of her before this .</p>
<p>Q. How long has she been gone from your service?</p>
<p>Chapman . She has been gone about four years; I have known but little of her for this last year.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person168" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her about four years, and she had the best of characters when I knew her, but I have not seen her above twice this last half year.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-16-person169"> Mary Birch
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person169" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her about three or four years, she once lived servant in York Buildings ; and was then trusted about the house with every thing, and bore a very good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-16-person170" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known her three years down to this time; she is a very sober, honest, industrious woman.</p>
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-17-off93 t17530221-17-crimeloc91"/>. The prisoner came for a lodging at the same place, and my landlord let him he with me. On the 17th of September at night we went to bed together; I got up in the morning about a quarter before six o'clock and went to work as usual, and left the prisoner in bed; when I returned about nine at night I found my box; which was in the same room, broke open, which I left locked, and the goods mentioned in the indictment were taken away, some were taken from out of the box, and some from other parts of the room. (He names them all over.) They were all in the room when I went out that morning. Upon missing the things I called my landlord up, who saw the box was broke open. I never saw the prisoner afterwards, till I saw him in New Prison taken up on another account . I shewed him the paper whereon I had set down the things I lost; he then owned to me and my landlord, he took every thing mentioned, except the watch, and said he was a dying man (meaning for his other offence) and I might do as I pleased, and if I'd come another day he'd let us know where the things were; we went three or four times, but he put me off from time to time, and would not tell me where they were.</p>
<p>Q. What is the value of the watch?</p>
<p>Cooper. It is an old watch, and cost me a guinea and half.</p>
<p>Q. What do you value all the other things at?</p>
<p>Cooper. At 6 l. or upwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-17-person178" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 17th day of September the prisoner came to my house and asked me if he could have a lodging, and said he was going to work for a jeweller in Turnstile ; I told him he might lodge with a man in my house ( meaning the prosecutor) but I would enquire after his character; this being on the Sunday night I let him be there that night, intending on the morrow to go and enquire after his character where he had directed me. John Cooper went out in the morning to work as usual. I thought the prisoner lay a long time, so I went up stairs about nine o'clock and found he was gone. Then I went to enquire as he had directed, and found there was no such person as a jeweller near Turnstile as he had said, but having
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<p>I got up on the Monday morning and went out of that house, the maid was up when I came down, who asked me if I was going to work, and I said I believed I was with a jeweller and pawnbroker in Turnstile; I went there, but he said he should not want me, so I went to one in Foster-lane, but could get no work. Then I and another young man went into the country as far as Gravesend; I staid there about five nights and lodged at the Angel; then we came to town, and when I came to my mother's I was told Mr. Wilkerson had been there, and said I had robbed a man of his cloaths.</p>
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<p>Q. Was the chest locked before?</p>
<p>Hustenson. No, it was not; I there found an old hat and mine gone ; then I looked about and missed the said waistcoat before mentioned and a pair of nankeen breeches; the worsted waistcoat trimm'd with silver belonged to Mr. Hardwick. They were all in the room when I went out with the letter, but have never seen them since. I heard he was taken up about a month after and was in Clerkenwell prison, so I went there to see him, and he acknowledged he had taken them and delivered the goods to a woman to pawn, and said, if I'd be easy and make no disturbance he'd help me to them again, but I never could get him to help me to them.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence .</p>
<p>I know I was in the house, and came down stairs when the woman was there, but I had not meddled with any thing. These people came with a wicked design to take my life away .</p>
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<p>He had a third indictment, but not laid capital, so he was not tried upon that.</p>
<p>See him tried before, No. 515, in alderman Alsop's mayoralty.</p>
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<p>127. (M.)
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<p>128. (M.)
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>The prosecutor left me in custody at his brother-in-law's house, while he went for the spade, where he had it I know not.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-23-person214" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 19th of January in the afternoon, one Mr. Davis a gunsmith in Holborn, sent to me to let me know, a workman of our, had offer'd two gun barrels to sell, and desired I would come and look at them; I went and found they were my father's property; his name is
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<p>Thomson Davis. I live in Holborn, and am a gunsmith ; on the 19th of January, the prisoner brought these two gun barrels to our shop to sell; I agreed for them, and was to pay for them in the afternoon; I sent for Mr. Griffin, and he came, we agreed to take the prisoner, when he came for his money I secur'd him.</p>
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<p>Q. How can you know they are of your make, and not who for?</p>
<p>Brian. I work for all of the trade.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There is never a gun barrel maker in London, but Mr. Brian.</p>
<p>Q. to Griffin . Where were these barrels taken from him?</p>
<p>Griffin . They were kept in a closet with several others, but none of the length of one of these, that is the short one.</p>
<p>Q. What are these two barrels worth?</p>
<p>Griffin. They are worth 28 s.</p>
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<p>When Mr. Griffin came before the justice, he was asked if he missed these barrels out of his house, he said he did not; I had these two barrels of my Brother, that is gone to Spain ; who left me also a great quantity of gun-stocks; I offer'd Mr. Griffin the stocks, he said they would not do for him.</p>
<p>Q. to Griffin. Did he offer you any stocks, as he said?</p>
<p>Griffin. He did, but I told him they would not do for us.
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<interp inst="t17530221-24-person224" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , and gave them to him to crazy, and the bill and receipt; when he returned, he told me how the prisoner had bilk'd him out of them; on the day following I went about to the pawnbrokers, to see if I could find any of them, and at one in German street, named Gunston, there I found the dozen of ebony ones, they were pawn'd in the names of
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<p>Q. from the Prisoner. Did not you sell knives and forks?</p>
<p>Dawson. I did not, I wrote a receipt in Sir
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<interp inst="t17530221-24-person227" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am servant to Mr. Dawson, I was sent with the prisoner, by my master, to carry these knives and forks; the prisoner said suppose his master should be at dinner . I shall want to have them left for half an hour or three quarters, my master said he had no objection to that, but bid me not deliver the bill with the receipt till the money was paid; going along, the prisoner asked me how long the gentleman, that kept the shop before, had been dead, I told him I did not know; he said his master had been a good customer to him, and if he had known he had been dead he should not have come so far for the knives, for here are several hard-ware shops nearer; coming to go into St. James's-Park, he bid me to put the knives under my coat that I might not be stopped by the centinels, but he said some of them knew he liv'd in the Park, I could not hide them all conveniently, so I gave him two dozen to put under his coat.</p>
<p>Q. Which of the dozens did you deliver to him?</p>
<p>Hichcock. They were done up in papers, I can't say which they were, he had me down to a chapel, when he came to the gate, he pretended to be much in a fright, because it was his master's dinner time, that he should stay so long, and said to himself, how came I to be such a fool to stay so long, and said you may go, and call in about three quarters of an hour's time, which I refused to do, then he said he'd go and try the other door; then we wen into Duke street, and came up to a door, he dit not push, but look'd in at a window, and caused the porter for not being in the way, and said ad could not get in; then we went round to the Pare again, and staid there a little time, there came man in a livery, and gave a push at the gate, tea try if it was locked ; then the prisoner said to him, we are both locked out; upon that the man went away directly, after a little time, he proposed to go
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<p>Q. What is the landlord's name?</p>
<p>Hichcock. His name his Slathford .</p>
<p>Q. to the Prosecutor. What were the value of them?</p>
<p>Prosecutor. The bill was made,</p>
<p>The China handles, 3 guineas;</p>
<p>The ebony, 2 guineas ;</p>
<p>The pistol ivory, 32 shillings.</p>
<p>(The Evidence continues.) I then went to the gate and rang for a considerable time, but no body came, then I came home.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner after this?</p>
<p>Hichcock. I saw him before the justice, he did not deny the having them, and said he did not intend to defraud my master of them, but intended to make him satisfaction for them, in a year's time .</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-24-person228" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I keep a cutler's shop, the prisoner brought the two dozen of ivory and China handles to me, I live in St. James's-Market; he wanted to know if I would buy them, this was on the 20th of January, about a quarter before seven o'clock, he brought three dozen, I bought two dozen of them, the other he did not open, he said they were for some body else.</p>
<p>Q. What did you give for the two dozen?</p>
<p>Sparling . I gave him thirty-nine shillings for them, I had not bought any china handles before now; I understand they are worth what the prosecutor says; had he shew'd me the ebony ones, I should have known them directly, for they are marked on the blades .</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>On the 29th of January I accidentally met a person named Edward's, whom I knew in North-Wales, he told me he was glad to see me, and that he had an order from a gentleman, to buy 3 dozen of genteel knives, and that he did not understand them; he was to receive some money in town and was disappointed, and wanted me to lend him money to pay for them, till he got into the country; then he'd return it me from Westchester, I told him I had none, then he asked me if I was acquai nted with any cutler, that I could have credit for him a little time, I told him I did know one, that I had dealt with eight or ten years; but I had not seen him for two years, but I would go the next day and try, I went, and when I came to the shop, I saw Mr. Dawson, he asked me what I wanted, I told him to look at some knives and forks, for a person that wanted some, I asked him where the master of the shop was, he said he had been dead some time, but he remember'd my using the shop, when I found the person was dead, I did not say any thing to him about giving me credit for them; he shew'd me two dozen which I was very willing to take, but the china handles I refused three times over, he perswaded me to take them, at last I said he might put them up if he pleased, we agreed for price, and he parcelled them up, and asked me who he was to make the bill to; but first of all, I should have mentioned I asked this Edwards, who these knives were for; he said one Williams, and mentioned some place where he liv'd near Harding, but I can't remember the name of the gentleman's seat, I bid the prosecutor set every thing down in the bill by itself, he said must they be cast up in three places, I said no, only the sum cast up; said he, shall I write a receipt? I said no, you had better not write a receipt? may be the money may not be paid upon the delivery of the goods, if you do, write it at some distance, that it may be torn off without blemishing the bill, so he wrote the receipt two inches below the other; coming out of the shop, I said, in case the money is not paid directly, may your servant leave them with me, till another time? he said yes, provided the receipt be torn off the bill; when we came to Spring-Gardens, the servant gave me two of the dozens and he never had them after, or came near them, when we had waited at the gate, we went into a publick-house, I sat just within the door, he went and sat at the further end of the room, when we had sat a little while, I said, give me the other dozen, that I may put them with these that I have, which he did, and he went back again, and never touch'd them, we said the space of twenty minutes, then he proposed to go out, and as I thought I had bought the knives and forks, I thought the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="175302210016"/> matter was not material whether I waited his coming back or not; so I took them up and went to Smithfield, to the inn where this Edwards said he put up his horse, there the people said they knew no such person, then I thought I had certainly mistaken the sign, I inquired at several other inn, but could not find him out, then I thought there could be no harm as I had bought the knives and forks, in my disposing of them as I thought proper, and all that I had to do was to wait a little out of Mr. Dawson's sight till I could raise the money to pay him.</p>
<p>To his Character.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-24-person229" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I live at the Lamb at Lamb's-Conduit, near the Foundling Hospital. I have known the prisoner almost twenty years ; about seven years ago, he lodged in my house about half a year, at that time, had I been to go out for a day or two, I should have chose him to have look'd after my affairs till my return, as soon as any man I know.</p>
<p>Q. Have you known him down to this time?</p>
<p>Wright. No, I have not known any thing of him since that-time; he went from my house to live with Sir
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<p>William Stickney. On Sunday the 14th of January, about seven o'clock at night, I felt a hand at my pocket, I turned about, there were two young men very near me, they told me they thought the prisoner had been picking my pocket, I saw him throw the handkerchief out of his hand, into the kennel.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see it in his hand?</p>
<p>Stickney . I did, and saw it fall, one of the young men took it up. ( Produced in court and deposed to.)</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am quite innocent of the affair.</p>
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<p>Stephen Bass. On the 15th of Jan. I met with a young woman (name Rose Manning) who asked me to give her a pot of beer, so we went into a publick house and I called for a pot of beer, there was another woman (her name was
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<interp inst="t17530221-30-person256" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ) in that house, who had some knowledge of me; she said, you are not used to drink beer, let us have a pot of hot, so I called for a pot of hot, and after that for another, till we had five, which I paid for; then they wanted to have another, but
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<p>Q. What time did you go into that house ?</p>
<p>Bass. About ten in the morning .</p>
<p>Q. Was not you in liquor ?</p>
<p>Bass. I was actually very much in liquor. At the last pot of hot the prisoner (Summers) came in and had part of it. This was about 12 o'clock .</p>
<p>Q. How many pots had you in the whole ?</p>
<p>Bass. I am not able to judge, but believe about 15 or 16.</p>
<p>Q. Were they pints, or quarts ?</p>
<p>Bass. They were quarts. After this it was too late for me to go to my lodgings, so I would go to Rose Manning's bed with her,
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<p>Q. Where do you lodge?</p>
<p>Bass . I lodge in Bow-street, Bloomsbury, at the house of
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<interp inst="t17530221-30-person258" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Rose Manning lodges at a lodging-house, and sells fish, oranges, and apples, and is about 20 years of age; we had half a pint of rum; then we went from the Golden Boot, where we had been drinking, to her lodgings.</p>
<p>Q. Who paid for your eating and drinking ?</p>
<p>Bass . I called for all, and paid for all. Rose Manning was so fuddled that the waiter of the publick house was forced to lead her home, and help her up stairs; we had but about 50 yards to walk .</p>
<p>Q. Did you walk without help?</p>
<p>Bass. I did, and insisted upon having a full pot of beer brought, fearing we should be dry in the night, which was brought up by the prisoner Summers . Rose Manning took it of her at the door, then locked the door, and put the key in her pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure of that?</p>
<p>Bass . I am, my lord, instead of both going into bed we were so much in liquor that we were neither of us able to get into bed, so we lay on the bed with our cloaths on. I awaked in the morning some considerable time before day-light, and awaked her and said we must be very much in liquor to lie in this manner with our cloaths on; I went to undress myself, and missed my silver buckles out of my shoes, then I put my hand to my pockets, and missed my watch and money, which was two thirty-six shilling pieces, three guineas in gold, and four shillings in silver, I undressed myself, and went into bed, and told Rose I had lost my watch, buckles, and money; but said I, we will hope for the better, perhaps Mrs. Scot has taken care of them, seeing me in liquor.</p>
<p>Q. Was not you so drunk, that you did not recollect whether you had all these things at the time you went to bed?</p>
<p>Bass. To be sure, I can't recollect that I had them at that time, I awaked in the morning when it was broad day light, about nine o'clock, I was reaching for the pot of beer, and discovered a large hole in the wall; (the door was then locked and the key in Rose's pocket,) I said, I am afraid, there goes my watch, buckles, and money, through that hole, Mr. Scot's maid came for the empty pot, I called, and bid her ask her Mistress, whether she had got these things I had missed ; she went and brought word her mistress knew nothing of them.</p>
<p>Q. Might not that hole have been there over night, and you not observe it?</p>
<p>Bass. The waistcoat and shift was pushed quite into the middle of the room, and lay on the floor, I could not go, without going over it, had it been so over night, I am certain I must have known it, besides I was in that room the day before, it was not so then, I got up and went to the Golden-Boot again, there was the prisoner Summers and
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<p>Q. Had you been acquainted with the prisoner before?</p>
<p>Bass. No, I never saw her before that night, I had them both taken into custody, and took them before justice Fielding, there were nothing found upon them, so he discharged them, this was on the 13th, on the 16th Summers was committed to the Gatehouse, I having intelligence that she had my buckles, I went to her on the Sunday after, there was the other prisoner along with her confin'd; I asked her whether there were any seals hanging to my watch, she said there were two, and that
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<interp inst="t17530221-30-person261" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> , first of all, pull'd some of the plaster away from the laths; then they broke the laths, then they put their feet against the wainscot, and burst it through, into the room; that the first that went in, was
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<interp inst="t17530221-30-person262" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> and she, after that they were both in the room together, Bess first took the buckles out of my shoes, and gave them to her to see whether they were silver or not, that there was a candle burning in the room at the time, and Bess bid her put it out, then she gave her the watch, after that two guineas, one thirty-six shilling piece, two shillings in silver, and four six-pences; then
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<p>Q. Was any body by at this confession?</p>
<p>Bass. Nobody but myself .</p>
<p>Q. Was you sober when she confessed this, for you began to drink hopor early in the morning?</p>
<p>Bass. I was; this she did voluntarily and freely; she said, I am a dead woman, and desire you'll ask Mrs. Scot to send me a book.</p>
<p>Q. What are you ?</p>
<p>Bass. I am a man and deal in old cloaths.</p>
<p>Q. Was not Bess Avery as drunk as you and Summers that night?</p>
<p>Bass. She was very drunk, but Summers was not as I saw.</p>
<p>Q. Did not you make the prisoner (Summers) a promise previous to this confession?</p>
<p>Bass. I made her no promise at all.</p>
<p>Q. Did Summers lodge in Field's house?</p>
<p>Bass. She did, and
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<p>Q. What have you to say against Kite?</p>
<p>Bass. Kite confessed he had the watch in his pocket to me in the Gatehouse.</p>
<p>Q. What day was this confession made?</p>
<p>Bass . I don't know the day of the month, but it was the day that the king went to the parliament house. Kite said he went to look for Jemmy the Jew; then he went back to Summers, and took her into Whitecross street to the Pyed Bull ; there Jemmy the Jew took the watch and sold it, and brought them the money, which was 25 s. and out of gratuity she returned him 2 s. for selling it, and that he believ'd it was sold in
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<p>Q. Has
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<p>Bass. She has been at Mrs. Scot's when I have been there; I think I have seen her once or twice since .</p>
<p>Summers . He gave me a surety, under his hand writing, that he would not hurt me, if I would confess.</p>
<p>Bass. I did not, I only gave her a direction where to find me, for she had told me my lord Carpenter's steward would be glad to see me.</p>
<p>Q. What did you think he wanted with you?</p>
<p>Bass. I suppose he wanted me to compound it, but I never said I would.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-30-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard a milk boy say to Mrs. Scot, he saw Summers in Bridge Street, she had got new cloaths, new hat, new ribbons, and a large pair of silver buckles in her sh, upon which we went in pursuit of her, we found her in Black Boy-Alley she was committed, I went to New-Prison to her afterwards, and heard her confess the same as mentioned by the prosecutor, about breaking the wall, and taking the things in every particular, and selling the watch in Old Street, for twenty-five shillings.</p>
<p>Summer's Defence.</p>
<p>There were a great many people came to see me and said he'd make it up if I would offer him 20 l. if not, he'd get the reward money and hang me.</p>
<p>Kite had nothing to say.</p>
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<p>Stafford's defence.</p>
<p>I was not at home when the things were stolen, and had no concern in it.</p>
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<p>Q. How old is she ?</p>
<p>J. Willington. She is about 12 years of age .</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I wanted a little money, so I went to my landlady, and she told me that I might pawn the goods, and get them again as I could raise the money.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I never gave her any such liberty.</p>
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<interp inst="t17530221-38-person317" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the 10th of this month the two prisoners and I agreed to go and steal some ropes to make money ; we were all waterman, so took a boat and went up into Lambeth Reach and cut away the best part of a cable on board a balast barge; then we went on board another balast barge and cut part of that cable away, we brought away one winch-line, that is what they turn to get the balast up, and several pieces of rope lying about the barge, which we carried to Mr. Blake on the Saturday, and sold them all for 6 s. 6 d. we went on sunday and shared the money and spent it; then we went to work to carry people by water at by-stairs . A fisherman's man came to us and shewed the two prisoners where to get Mr. Steager's ropes, so we went between one and two in the morning and broke down a board and took out the 600 lb. weight, then put it in the boat, and brought it to Mr. Blake's to sell, who stopped us on suspicion of stealing it ; then we were carried to a justice of peace and committed, and I was admitted an evidence.</p>
<p>Walden's Defence.</p>
<p>The evidence (Salmon) came to us and told us he had some stuff in his boat, and that if we would go through bridge with him to sell it, he would satisfy us for our time. That which we sold on the Saturday we bought of a west-country bargeman at Queenhith.</p>
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<p>149, 150. (M.)
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<p>151 (M.)
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-41-off198 t17530221-41-cd199"/>. ++</p>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17530221-41-victim329 t17530221-41-viclabel200"/>; after they had drank some time, Bailey came out, and asked me to let Mr. Stevenson and his wife lie at my house. I asked him who he was, he said it was a drummer, Bailey was a drummer too; (I knew him before) I asked him if they were man and wife, he said they were, and swore to it; then I said they might lay there, then she in the morning desired they might lie there another night, she continued at our house till she was taken up, which was on the 16th of January, for stealing ten guineas in gold, and two half guineas, about fifty shillings in silver, three other old pieces of gold, I can't tell the coin, and two gold rings; on the Saturday I had paid my wine merchant, and on the Sunday I was ill, so did not go to my buroe till the Tuesday following; then I found the lock picked, the inward lock was forced open, I went into the bar room where the eleven guineas were,
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<p>Q. What were they worth ?</p>
<p>Hankin. I believe they might be worth 3 l. I spoke to my wife about it, she said she knew nothing of it, I always carried the key in my pocket, the reason that I charged the prisoner was, I have witness that saw her at my buroe, I took her before a justice of peace, she would not own any thing. There were nothing found upon her, I had never a lodger at my house when my things were taken away.</p>
<p>Q. Where did this buroe stand?</p>
<p>Hankin. In a back parlour. I went to her in New-Prison, and asked her how she could serve me so to ruin me thus; the answer was, I can't bear to hear you talk of ruin, if you will have patience till my father comes up, all shall be made up; she told me she had a cozen on the other side of the water, if I'd go and fetch him, she would down of her knees to me, and say something that shall give you both satisfaction.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person333"> William Lanch
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person333" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I drink at the prosecutor's house often, on the 15th of January, at half an hour after ten in the morning, I was at breakfast in the opposite house to his back parlour, I saw the prisoner in the back parlour, and presently I saw her at his buroe with the front of it down, the back parlour is behind the bar: there is a long room between the front room where people drink, and the back parlour. I saw her pull out of the buroe, one or two of the drawers, where I was I could see every corner of the room she was in, there is no blinds to the windows, I did not acquaint any body with this, till I heard Mr. Hankin was robbed; she went out that day and back again in about an hour, and after that out and in again, all after this affair.</p>
<p>Q. Where was you when you saw her at the buroe, on the ground floor or up one pair of stairs ?</p>
<p>Lanch . I was on the ground floor.</p>
<p>Q. Had she liberty to go into that room?</p>
<p>Lanch . She had into every room of the house .</p>
<p>Q. Was there windows to the house you was in?</p>
<p>Lanch . There are, but they were open.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person334"> Elizabeth Chanteril
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person334" type="given" value="Elizabeth"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-41-person334" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in the house the last witness mentioned ; on the 15th of January, about half an hour after 10 in the morning, this young man was at breakfast ; he said there is the drummer's wife in the parlour, at Hankin's buroe: I looked, and saw her with one hand upon the drawer, and a drawer about half way out . I saw her take nothing out; but the flap was down: she was searched in mr. Hankin's parlour by her own desire, on the 16th in the evening; she and I had some talk together, I said, I'll shew you the posture you stood in. I went to the buroe and stood so; on which she owned she had been there, putting up a piece of pig: she acknowledged before the justice, upon my repeating the same she did stand so, but took nothing out of the buroe.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person335"> Ruth Simons
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person335" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . The prisoner lodged with me about two months, on the 16th of January she came to bring me some work to do, she had two gold rings on, one upon her wedding finger, and another on her fore finger, she told me she had met with a little confusion, she had been to
<persName id="t17530221-41-person336"> Jack Stevens
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person336" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> 's mother, who had given her one of the rings, she pulled it off her finger, and told me it was a remarkable ring, with a hand in hand on it, I did not observe that.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person337"> John Blockhart
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person337" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was at Mr. Hankin's house when the prisoner was taken into custody; she was searched there, and she had 3 s. and 6 d. and some half-pence: we took her to the watch-house, and as she was sitting in the constable's chair her apron fell down and a piece of money fell down, by the sound and sight of it, it appeared to be a guinea. She sent out for a halfpenny-worth of prunes, and sent half a guinea to change; which is all I know.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person338"> James Tabley
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person338" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I took the prisoner up with a warrant; she was willing to be searched, and we found 3 s. 6 d. and some half-pence; she said she had no more money, either gold or silver: she said, if I would withdraw, she was willing to be searched by woman as far as they pleased.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence.</p>
<p>I am quite innocent of this affair, the prosecutor's wife sent me for two tea cups from off the buroe, I went and carried them to her, I was no longer there then while I took them down.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person339"> Margaret Chambers
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person339" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I have known the prisoner at the bar five months, she was three weeks in my house as my acquaintance, she had an opportunity
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<persName id="t17530221-41-person340"> Joseph Plastow
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person340" type="given" value="Joseph"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-41-person340" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I never heard any thing amiss of her before.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person341"> Edward Grace
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person341" type="given" value="Edward"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-41-person341" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I have known her from last summer, when she first came to London. I heard the prosecutor say, after he came from the justice, be it right or wrong madam shall go to pot. Master and I went to look through that window, to see how it was, and we concluded it impossible to see, as has been here mentioned.</p>
<p>Q. What time of the day did you go to look through that window?</p>
<p>Grace. It was about three o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person342"> George Vaughan
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person342" type="given" value="George"/>
<interp inst="t17530221-41-person342" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . When I heard the prisoner was taken up. I went to the justice's house, but the prisoner was not brought there; he there shewed me the buroe and the place; the witness out of a pork-shop saw her at the buroe; then the sun shone, it was about three o'clock; but I think nobody could distinguish a person at that buroe from that place. I heard the prosecutor say then, he'd hang her right or wrong.</p>
<persName id="t17530221-41-person343"> John Callison
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<interp inst="t17530221-41-person343" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I heard the prosecutor say that the prisoner should go to pot right or wrong.</p>
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<p>152. (M.)
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